September 18, 2014 Thales Group
The Board of Directors of Thales, on the proposal of the Public Sector, has appointed Régis Turrini, Commissioner for State Shareholdings Agency (APE), as a director to succeed David Azéma. Régis Turrini’s term as director will run until the end of the annual general meeting called to approve the 2015 financial statements.
Appointed to head the State Shareholdings Agency (APE) on 30 July, Régis Turrini is a former attorney admitted to the Paris bar. He is a graduate of the faculties of literature and law and the Paris Institute of Political Sciences, and an alumnus of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (postgraduate public policy college).
He began his career as a judge in the French administration courts. He then joined law firms Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (1989-1992), followed by Jeantet & Associés (1992-1995), as a corporate lawyer. In 1995, Régis Turrini joined the investment bank Arjil & Associés (Lagardère group) as an executive director. He was then appointed managing director and, from 2000, managing partner.
Until July 2014, Régis Turrini was Senior Executive Vice President for Strategy and Development at Vivendi, where he had worked since 2003.